Tonight’s episode of WWE NXT will feature a much-hyped title match when Tommaso Ciampa challenges Aleister Black for the NXT Title.
Other matches taped for tonight’s show are as follows:
-WWE North American Champion Adam Cole vs. Sean Maluta
-Lacey Evans vs. Tenilla Price
Be sure to join us tonight at 8pm EST for complete, LIVE coverage of WWE NXT beginning at 8pm EST!
WWE.com has published the following hyping tonight’s big title match:
NXT Champion Aleister Black may have overcome the monstrous Lars Sullivan at TakeOver: Chicago II, but now he gets set to face his most volatile challenge yet when he defends the title against Tommaso Ciampa tonight on WWE NXT.
Ciampa got the ball rolling by antagonizing Black on social media and making it clear that he was coming for the title. From there, The Blackheart (who insists his problems with Johnny Gargano are finally done) confronted The Dutch Destroyer on the June 27 edition of NXT, getting under the champion’s skin by claiming that he needs only one opportunity to make Black’s title reign “fade to black.”
Seeing this transpire, NXT General Manager William Regal gave both Superstars what they craved — a one-on-one title match. Since Regal’s declaration, “Tommy Sports-Entertainment” has continued to hound Black on Twitter, including dismissing him as a “transitional champion.”
Will Ciampa’s proclamation hold true? Or will The Dutch Destroyer make it past the ultra-dangerous Blackheart? Find out when two of NXT’s biggest Superstars clash on the award-winning WWE Network!
THIS WEDNESDAY, @WWEAleister defends the @WWENXT Championship against @ProjectCiampa on #WWENXT at 8/7c only on @WWENetwork! pic.twitter.com/MyjmYO9Zd2
— WWE (@WWE) July 24, 2018